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DIY Lip Salve

January 5th, 2015 Posted by Beauty, DIY 2 comments

rose bud salve alternative

I love this stuff called Rosebud lip salve. I used to be addicted to it. I would have one in the car, one in my purse, one in the bathroom and one by my bed. Looking back at my behavior when it came to this salve, maybe it had something actually addictive in it.  Hmmm.

Now it’s different. I don’t live near an Urban Outfitters or Bath and Body works. I ran out of almost all my salves (except for the one by the bed). Besides, I would rather make it on my own, for cheaper and using better ingredients. I can add color by using an old lip stick, or mineral-based loose blush. Suddenly, I’ve got salve again! The color looks intense, but it actually goes on very sheer. It’s a great everyday/every minute sort of lip balm. My lips always feel super moisturized without feeling sticky or tasting like some strange version of a popsicle. 

diy rose salve-5

I absolutely love this petroleum alternative: Waxelene. It’s amazene! Hehe… eh anyways. I also added a little rose hip oil to this lip saver. Rose hip oil is rejuvenating to the skin and great for helping to regenerate skin cells. 

rose bud salve with natural petroleum jelly


The process for this is simple. You put the Waxelene in a small plastic bag, add a chunk of a lipstick (or some mineral based loose blush) for color, and add a pump or two of the rose hip oil. Then you seal the bag and knead it with your fingers to mix.

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Kinda reminds me of grade school science class somehow. This makes a really great gift too! 

DIY Lip Salve
Recipe Type: Beauty
Author: Sugar Pickles
  • 2 tablespoons Waxelene
  • 1-2 pumps Rose hip oil
  • color from a small chunk of old lipstick or 1/2 teaspoon mineral based loose blush
  1. Put all ingredients into a small plastic bag. Mix around with thumb and forefinger until combined.
  2. Cut the tip off on of the bottom corners of the plastic bag and squeeze into desired container. You can add more lipstick or blush to make a more intense color.




DIY Sugar Lip Scrub with SPF and Peppermint

January 3rd, 2015 Posted by Beauty, DIY 1 comment

DIY sugar scrub

Sometimes I need a spa day, like, now. Even a spa moment would be great (who ever has time to take a full spa day anyways?) I just need a moment that I can take in between doing the dishes and invoicing clients that helps me breathe in and breathe out. Like a little recalibration setting. 

There are little things I can do to achieve this, and I don’t need a whole day or a chunk out of my bank account either.

One: I like to spray Rose Water on my face and neck. It’s a mood lifter! When I’m in a funk, I spritz and decide to rise above it. Spritz and it and move on, I like to say to myself. 

Two: I use this lavender shower gel by Avalon Organics. Lavender has always been an instant source of calm for me. 

Three: Smear on a little lip scrub. Lip scrub is so underrated! I love it because it keeps my pout looking young, but it also keeps that unsightly dead skin away from the corners of my mouth too. I usually prefer to DIY this type of thing. It’s cheap, easy, and quicker to make then a jaunt to the drug store or cosmetics counter. Simple to make, and works great. 

diy sugar lip scrub

You can have an at home spa moment, or at least a little attitude adjustment with this. Made with raspberry seed oil (which is a natural SPF) peppermint, and natural cane sugar for a 2 minute lip exfoliation treatment. Jojoba is also in this hardworking little scrub. Jojoba Oil is ideal for healthily hydrating skin and hair because it mimics the natural oils our bodies produce. It’s a perfect prelude to my Rose Salve DIY lip balm

diy lip scrub

Make this, give it to some one you like (the recipe makes 3 little containers) and just. take. a breath. 


DIY Sugar Lip Scrub with SPF and Peppermint
Recipe Type: DIY Beauty
Author: Sugar Pickles
Serves: 6 oz
  • 2 tablespoons Jojoba oil (I got mine at Trader Joe’s, but you can find it at natural food and beauty stores)
  • 2 tablespoons Grapeseed oil (you can find it at your local grocery store, usually)
  • 3 droppers full of red raspberry seed leaf oil/extract (from a local natural co-op or grocer)
  • 1/2 cup (maybe more) Evaporated cane juice
  • 2 capfulls peppermint extract
  • 3-2oz small jars
  1. Mix all the ingredients together and divide between the jars. If the peppermint scent is not strong enough for you, add another 1/2 capful at a time.
  2. To use the scrub: on your lips take a fingerful (or maybe just a dab) and spread all over your lips in a circular motion. Wipe clean with a warm damp cloth. Follow with lip balm or salve.



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